Ahmedabad is a historical and industrial city of Gujarat. After acquiring the status of a mega city, its rate of growth and development has surprisingly increased. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation or the AMC, established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949, is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Ahmedabad.
The local self government of the city, namely Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, emerged as the first people's representative council or democratic body in India. Ahmedabad had set an example of an autonomous body administrating the city during the British rule for the first time. This institution was unique and rich with its diversity since its inception.The fort of Ahmedabad was dilapidated from many places due to floods in the river. Hence, Mr. Bordel, the collector then convened a meeting of the citizens of the city and formed 'Town Wall Fund Committee' on 21st April, 1831 to collect the funds for repairing the wall. The formation of the committee sowed the seeds of the renovation of the city. The committee levied taxes at the rate of one percent on the sale of the commodities like ghee etc. Thus, a fund of two lakh rupees was raised and the committee took up the work of repairing the walls.Sheth Ranchhodlal Chhotalal was nominated by the British Government as the first President of the municipality on 15th September, 1885. The Republic Municipality came into existence on 1st April, 1915 and Rao Bahadur Bhaishankar Nanabhai became the first elected president of the municipality. Ahmedabad Borough Municipality came into existence in 1925. The centenary of Ahmedabad Municipal was celebrated in 1935. In 1950, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation came into existence and the designation of the Mayor was formed instead of President. The honor of being the last president and the first Mayor goes to Sheth Chinubhai Chimanlal. The central hall of Municipal Corporation was named as 'Gandhi Hall' and the administrative building of the corporation was named as 'Sardar Patel Bhavan'.
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